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Nigel Darwin Joins Toni & Guy as CEO

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Toni & Guy has a new CEO, in the form of Nigel Darwin.

Darwin brings more than 20 years of consumer experience to the role, from the beauty, wellness and fashion sectors. His previous roles include CEO of ESPA; president, Europe, of Coach; managing director, international for New Look; and deputy managing director of Sk:n.

Per a report in HJi, in his new role Darwin will lead the team in devising and implementing strategic plans to strengthen the presence of salons, the label.m professional product line, and global education.

Former Toni & Guy CEO Toni Mascolo passed away at the end of 2017.

“After a thorough and rigorous search process, we are delighted that Nigel has agreed to join Toni & Guy and look forward to working with him. We know there is a really exciting future ahead, with the priorities being growth and new opportunities in every aspect of the business,” Pauline Mascolo, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck and Christian Mascolo said in a statement relayed by the publication.

Darwin added: “I am honored to have been asked to lead the Toni & Guy business – which is the voice of unrivalled excellence within Hairdressing. Toni & Guy and our extended family of salons, franchisees and partners have influenced and trained more individuals in over 40 countries around the world than any other hair brand. I look forward to working closely with the Mascolo family, our teams and partners to build on this fantastic foundation – and to honor Toni Mascolo’s vision and legacy by writing the next chapter of growth in the Toni & Guy story.”